Netflix has confirmed that its series Marvel are too long for their own good
Each year, the Television Critic Association organizes a promotional tour rich in information. And in 2018, Netflix is damn talkative.
During a press conference very dense, the vice-president of Original Series for Netflix, Cindy Holland, responded to numerous questions, both on the production policy of the giant of the SVOD, as the subject of some works to houses, such as The OA, which has now ambitions story.
Jon Bernthal as the Punisher
If there’s a topic that fuels the debate since the alliance between Netflix and Marvel, it is that of the duration of the episodes and their density, in storyline, both members of the Defenders have struggled to fill their respective seasons. One would have thought that the company would not discuss this term, communication studios, and other structures based almost exclusively on their successes, but Holland spoke about the topic.
“Some of the preliminary negotiations we have conducted with studios and third parties we have somehow stuck to the convention of the series of the cable 13 episodes. But if you look at what we have produced via Netflix and Studios, now with some third-party partners, the more often, the seasons do not exceed more than 10 episodes. “
If the words used are in the euphemism, they are nevertheless clear, and Netflix does not seem to want to put the dust under the carpet. It must be said that the subject has become a source of recurrent debates between spectators, about creations like Daredevil, Jessica Jones or Luke Cage or Iron Fist. Even more amazing, and despite the willingness of Disney to put up a competitor to Netflix as soon as 2019 (which is more or less the case, following the purchase of Fox, which owns Hulu), the company explains wanting to extend his collaboration with uncle Mickey.
“The original agreement with Marvel Television was on four series, as well as the Defenders. We have added The Punisher. And there are still ongoing discussions to see if we can introduce a few new characters in new brands. “
Heroes who pull on the rope a bit